Trio remanded in custody for house robbery, goods recovered

Three house robbery accused will remain in custody until Friday, 15 June 2018. The suspect’s appearance before the Ga-Rankuwa Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 07 June 2018 the trio was apprehended on Tuesday, 05 June 2018, during intelligence driven operation by police in Hebron.

It is alleged that the suspects gained entrance into a house in Hebron on Monday, 4 June 2018. They allegedly found a 29-year-old man whom they pointed with a firearm, tied him up and assaulted him. It is further alleged that they ransacked the house and took an amplifier, two plasma screens, clothes, a laptop, personal documents, two cellular phones and fled the place with the victim’s vehicle, a BMW.

Subsequent to intelligence that was gathered, the suspects’ vehicle was stopped and searched at New Eersterus. During the search, some of the stolen properties such as a plasma remote control and stolen BMW’s keys were found. Further investigation led the police to a house in Mlhaumbe Section, Winterveld where more stolen properties were seized. The stolen BMW was also later recovered at Jubilee Mall in Temba.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that one of the suspects is linked to a car-hijacking case reported in Loate earlier this year.

The North West Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Baile Motswenyane applauded all members involved in the operation for their dedication that resulted in the arrest and recovery of the stolen properties.

Source: South African Police Service